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Watch out, Slack: Microsoft Teams now has a freemium tier
Watch out, Slack: Microsoft Teams now has a freemium tier By Maggie Tillman

Considering a move away from Slack? Well, check out Teams.Microsoft has just introduced a free version of Microsoft Teams, making the app a direct competitor to Slack. Microsoft Teams launched in 2016 with no free tiers, and it was limited to an Office... Read more

It's coming home (later): Best England World Cup memes tearing up the internet
It's coming home (later): Best England World Cup memes tearing up the internet By Chris Hall

This year we're not going to do it. We're not going to get carried away. We're not going to ahead of ourselves and start suggesting that England will win the World Cup. We've been through this emotional turmoil too many times. Wait, what? How to watch... Read more

iOS 12 features, release date and more: What's in the public beta?
iOS 12 features, release date and more: What's in the public beta? By Maggie Tillman

Apple's iOS 12 will officially come to iPhones and iPads later in the year but a public beta has just been announced. Check out How to download the iOS 12 beta.The next major update to the iPhone and iPad's mobile operating system was rumoured to be... Read more

Google's Gboard keyboard now offers Morse code input because why not
Google's Gboard keyboard now offers Morse code input because why not By Maggie Tillman

Google added Morse code as an input method to its Gboard keyboard.The company already offers Morse code in the Android version of Gboard (in beta). Now, it's debuting in the iOS version. While this may sound like a gimmicky tool for people to play with,... Read more

PUBG Mobile beta app for Android lets you test new features first
PUBG Mobile beta app for Android lets you test new features first By Maggie Tillman

The mobile version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds now has a beta version you can try in order to test major updates before everyone else.The popular app, which just received a huge update in June 201, with the 0.6.0 release that introduced a new season... Read more

Snapchat launches Lens Explore so you can find new lenses to try
Snapchat launches Lens Explore so you can find new lenses to try By Maggie Tillman

Snap is finally letting you access all those Lens Studio creations, with a new update to the Snapchat app.Last December, Snap launched a free desktop app, called Lens Studio, that gave everyone the ability to create augmented reality "lenses" for Snapchat.... Read more

What is Jamf Now and how does it help you manage your Apple devices at work?
What is Jamf Now and how does it help you manage your Apple devices at work? By Pocket-lint Promotion

Dealing with your own devices can be tricky; but for a small business, juggling employees’ Mac, iPhone and iPad devices can take time away from your primary job. Jamf Now is an affordable, cloud-based solution that makes mobile device management easy,... Read more

How to burn videos to DVD easily with Wondershare DVD Creator
How to burn videos to DVD easily with Wondershare DVD Creator By Pocket-lint Promotion

Wondershare DVD Creator contains all the tools you need for both creating and ripping DVDs and Blu-rays. In this tutorial we’re going to focus on burning your own video DVD using the program using a combination of home video clips and photos.Download... Read more

Amazon Music Unlimited vs Spotify: Which is best?
Amazon Music Unlimited vs Spotify: Which is best? By Max Langridge

The rise of Amazon Music Unlimited has gone hand-in-hand with the explosion in use of Amazon Echo and the Alexa digital assistant. It integrates seamlessly with Echo, while also working as streaming service on your phone.But Spotify is probably the... Read more

What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?
What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon Music Unlimited is getting better and better - while research firm MIDiA says it's the third largest music streaming service after Spotify and Apple Music, with around 16 million subscribers. Here's everything you need to know about Amazon Music... Read more

YouTube Music vs Spotify vs Apple Music vs Amazon Music Unlimited: What's the difference?
YouTube Music vs Spotify vs Apple Music vs Amazon Music Unlimited: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

YouTube has introduced YouTube Music to the UK - but is it the best streaming music service? Or does that crown still belong to Spotify or the newer Apple Music or Amazon Music Unlimited? Let's compare the new YouTube Music service against its most... Read more

Apple is rolling out an all-new Apple Maps with its own data
Apple is rolling out an all-new Apple Maps with its own data By Maggie Tillman

"Don't you just love Apple Maps? It's so much better than Google Maps," says no one, ever.Six years ago, Apple launched its own mapping service, Apple Maps, replacing Google Maps as the default mapping service on its devices. It immediately received... Read more

What is Instagram Stories and how does it work?
What is Instagram Stories and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Facebook-owned Instagram has a copycat Snapchat feature: Stories.With Snapchat Stories, you can broadcast multiple snaps (videos and photos) taken throughout the day, complete with overlays of doodles and stickers and filters and masks. This 'reel of... Read more

Instagram now lets you add popular songs to your Stories
Instagram now lets you add popular songs to your Stories By Max Langridge

Instagram is rolling out a new feature for Stories that will let you add licensed music to any videos or photos you want to share. What is Instagram Stories and how does it work? IGTV: Everything you need to know about Instagram's video app To add music... Read more

DC Comics will launch its streaming service in beta this August
DC Comics will launch its streaming service in beta this August By Maggie Tillman

DC Comics has announced more details about its upcoming digital streaming service, DC Universe.We know that it will be a subscription service for comics, TV shows, and movies, and that a beta version will go live in August 2018. It'll have original TV... Read more

Instagram Lite launches for photo sharers in developing nations
Instagram Lite launches for photo sharers in developing nations By Max Langridge

Instagram has recently announced it has 1 billion active monthly users, but it's not stopping there as it wants more and more people to share photos through its app. To that end, the company has just launched Instagram Lite, a stripped down version of... Read more

Ticketmaster UK: An 'unknown third party' accessed user data
Ticketmaster UK: An 'unknown third party' accessed user data By Maggie Tillman

Another day, another breach.Ticketmaster UK has admitted that it discovered malicious software on a customer service product provided by an external company called Inbenta Technologies. This software, Ticketmaster UK confirmd, caused an "unknown third... Read more

What are Facebook Stories and how do they work?
What are Facebook Stories and how do they work? By Maggie Tillman

Facebook launched Facebook Stories on mobile last year and now they have come to the desktop.Facebook Stories are Instagram and Snapchat-style updates that disappear after 24 hours; they don't stick around like normal Facebook statuses. When Facebook... Read more

macOS Mojave system requirements: which Macs support macOS 10.14?
macOS Mojave system requirements: which Macs support macOS 10.14? By Rik Henderson

Apple detailed macOS Mojave (10.14) recently. It's the next version of macOS, the operating system that powers Apple Mac computers. Apple has now released a beta version which is available for free download (don't put it on your main Mac!).While iOS... Read more

Amazon Alexa voice control now supported on iOS
Amazon Alexa voice control now supported on iOS By Max Langridge

Amazon has announced that it is now updating the Alexa app for iOS to support voice control. The update means you will be able to control any Echo devices in your home, or any Alexa-enabled smart home devices from directly within the Alexa app, using... Read more

How to video chat with Instagram
How to video chat with Instagram By Maggie Tillman

Instagram has added new feature: Video chat.Video chat in part of Instagram Direct, Instagram's direct messaging tool. With Video chat, you can call one person or a group in real time. It works with friends who are already on Instagram for iOS or Android... Read more

BBC Sounds app launches as a personalised music service for the "new generation"
BBC Sounds app launches as a personalised music service for the "new generation" By Max Langridge

The BBC has announced it will be launching a brand new app later today on iOS, Android and Amazon devices that will collate all of the Beeb's live and on demand radio, music and podcasts into one app, to make it easier to discover new music. The BBC's... Read more

Venmo payments app just launched a physical debit card
Venmo payments app just launched a physical debit card By Maggie Tillman

Venmo in no longer a digital-only payments service.The mobile app, which primarily lets you send money to friends (or even pay for goods within apps) so that you don't have to deal with cash, has embraced the physical payment card, just like its rival... Read more

Microsoft just launched its own version of Google Lens
Microsoft just launched its own version of Google Lens By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has launched an AI-powered visual search feature.The new feature lets you take a picture of an object, animal, or thing with your phone to search for it online. The feature reminds us of Google Lens, another AI-powered technology that uses your... Read more

IGTV: Everything you need to know about Instagram's video app
IGTV: Everything you need to know about Instagram's video app By Maggie Tillman

Instagram has launched a new standalone app for video.Called IGTV, the app is designed to let you watch long-form, vertical video. When you log in to IGTV, it will immediately begin playing vertical videos from people you follow. You'll also see recommendations... Read more

What is Amazon Prime Wardrobe and how does it work?
What is Amazon Prime Wardrobe and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon has launched a new service: Prime Wardrobe.It follows the launch of Amazon Echo Look, a new type of Alexa-enabled device for those who have an interest in fashion. Echo Look allows you to take a photo of your outfit and then get recommendations... Read more

Google just launched an AI-infused Podcasts app for Android
Google just launched an AI-infused Podcasts app for Android By Maggie Tillman

Are you an Android user who wants an easy way to find and listen to your favourite podcasts?Well, you're in luck. Until now, Google hasn't offered a Podcasts app. Apple, on the other hand, has long offered a dedicated Podcasts app. So, Android users had... Read more

Massive Pokemon Go update adds trading and friends list to AR game
Massive Pokemon Go update adds trading and friends list to AR game By Maggie Tillman

Pokemon Go is finally adding the ability to trade.Developer Niantic has announced that trading will arrive in the game soon, thanks to a massive Pokemon Go summer update, which is also adding a new friend feature. Trading has been a much-requested feature... Read more

Android Messages: How to send and read your texts from the web
Android Messages: How to send and read your texts from the web By Maggie Tillman

Google is finally giving Apple's iMessage some competition, by rolling out desktop support for Android Messages.The company said the new feature is now rolling out and should be available to all by the end of the week. This is Google’s first major step... Read more

What is YouTube Music and is it different to Google Play Music? YouTube's music streaming service explained
What is YouTube Music and is it different to Google Play Music? YouTube's music streaming service explained By Max Langridge

YouTube attempted to launch music streaming services a couple of times in the past, but they each failed to make a real impact against the clout of Spotify and Apple Music. But, YouTube is now back with YouTube Music and it could have finally hit the... Read more

YouTube Music now available in the UK for Android and iOS, along with YouTube Premium
YouTube Music now available in the UK for Android and iOS, along with YouTube Premium By Rik Henderson

YouTube has brought its rival to Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music Unlimited to the UK.Launched in the US in May, the app is now available to British Android and iOS device users and provides free access to millions of video and audio streams of your... Read more

10 best VPN services for use in the UK
10 best VPN services for use in the UK By Roland Moore-Colyer

Here we round up the best VPN providers available including NordVPN, ExpressVPN and Private Interet Access. The World Cup is upcoming this summer with millions set to watch games worldwide. Recent news about Facebook collecting your data has sparked... Read more

How to watch BBC iPlayer in the US and elsewhere
How to watch BBC iPlayer in the US and elsewhere By Carrie Marshall

The BBC would prefer you to live-stream BBC America when you’re in America.You’re British, you pay your British TV licence but you’re not in Britain – but thanks to iPlayer you can still tune in to your favourite shows. Right?It’s a bit more... Read more

Mozilla likely making a Scout AI for voice-controlled web browser
Mozilla likely making a Scout AI for voice-controlled web browser By Maggie Tillman

Mozilla could be working on a voice-controlled browser.A listing has popped up for an internal Mozilla meeting. The listing is called "Technical Stack Requirements for a Voice Browser", and it has the following description: "Hey Scout, read me the article... Read more

Is Microsoft developing Amazon Go-like tech for cashier-free stores?
Is Microsoft developing Amazon Go-like tech for cashier-free stores? By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is supposedly copying Amazon Go by developing a similar technology, according to a new report from Reuters.The company is working on technology that could power cashier-free retail stores, and it's been talking to Walmart about using the technology,... Read more

E-scooter invasion: Everything you need to know about the electric scooters from Bird, Lime, and Spin
E-scooter invasion: Everything you need to know about the electric scooters from Bird, Lime, and Spin By Maggie Tillman

Electric scooters are invading US cities.Recently, Pocket-lint's Stuart Miles visited the San Francisco Bay Area and practically couldn't walk outside without stumbling over an electric scooter, also known as an e-scooter. Where did they come from, how... Read more

What is Facebook's new game streaming hub and how does it work?
What is Facebook's new game streaming hub and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Facebook has launched a dedicated game streaming hub: FB.gg.This hub gives Facebook Live streamers - who primarily stream gameplay - a landing page to find streams and start a live stream. It also gives Facebook a chance to compete with YouTube Gaming... Read more

Instagram might allow hour-long and even vertical videos soon
Instagram might allow hour-long and even vertical videos soon By Maggie Tillman

Instagram is considering ditching its video-length limitations.According to The Wall Street Journal, Instagram is developing “a new feature” that would let you post video clips of up to an hour in length. That would allow Instagram to better rival... Read more

Google Lens: What is it and how does it work?
Google Lens: What is it and how does it work? By Chris Hall

Google Lens was one of Google's biggest announcements in 2017, but it was a primarily a Google Pixel-exclusive feature at launch.If you've been waiting for Google Lens to come to more phones, you'll be glad to know that day has finally arrived. At Google... Read more

Facebook copies Musical.ly and Dubsmash with Lip Sync Live tool
Facebook copies Musical.ly and Dubsmash with Lip Sync Live tool By Maggie Tillman

Facebook is going after Musical.ly and Dubsmash.The social network is no stranger to replicating popular apps and features. For instance, the Stories feature in both Facebook and Instagram is lifted straight from Snapchat. Now, Facebook has announced... Read more

What is Apple Screen Time and how does it work?
What is Apple Screen Time and how does it work? By Stuart Miles

Looking to address growing concerns around increasing device usage, smartphone addiction and social media impacting on mental health, Apple has announced a collection of initiatives focusing on "digital health".Announced its developer conference in June... Read more

Vodafone customers can now stream Prime Video for free
Vodafone customers can now stream Prime Video for free By Max Langridge

Vodafone has announced a new partnership with Amazon that sees the latter's Prime Video streaming service come to Vodafone's Red Entertainment plans. Red Entertainment plans let customers choose a subscription to an entertainment pack. Current options... Read more

Still don't have Google Lens? Now you can download the new app
Still don't have Google Lens? Now you can download the new app By Maggie Tillman

It's now easier to find and use Google Lens.Google has released a standalone app for Lens via Google Play Store. With it, you have yet another way to access the smart camera feature. It's especially handy if your Android device doesn’t currently offer... Read more

Apple announces Google Maps and Waze integration into CarPlay
Apple announces Google Maps and Waze integration into CarPlay By Chris Hall

Apple took to the stage at WWDC - its 2018 developer conference - and introduced a wide-range of new features coming to iOS 12, the next version of its mobile software due later in 2018. Although the company didn't delve too deeply into CarPlay, it did... Read more

Memoji: Apple does a Samsung in offering your own customisable animated avatar
Memoji: Apple does a Samsung in offering your own customisable animated avatar By Rik Henderson

Apple has announced a couple of new Animojis and some new features for messaging in iMessage. However, the biggest new feature is Memoji, the ability to create your own customisable, animated avatar and use it anywhere you could use Animojis previously.We... Read more

Apple announces iOS 12 with Measure, Screen Time, Memoji, and more
Apple announces iOS 12 with Measure, Screen Time, Memoji, and more By Maggie Tillman

Apple is in the middle of presenting its WWDC 2018 keynote, and it's just announced the next major version of iOS is called iOS 12.The company said iOS 12 will be available on all the same devices as iOS 11. This software update was optimised with Apple's... Read more

Apple Music web player can now stream full songs for subscribers
Apple Music web player can now stream full songs for subscribers By Max Langridge

Apple has offered an embeddable widget for Apple Music for some time now. Artists have been able to use one on their websites to promote their latest single or album, but the web player has only been able to offer 30 - 90 second song previews. What is... Read more

Walmart's Jetblack shopping service launches with built-in AI assistant
Walmart's Jetblack shopping service launches with built-in AI assistant By Maggie Tillman

Walmart has officially launched an AI-enhanced personal shopping service, called Jetblack, though it's US-only for now.Jetblack is a new app out in beta. The idea is that you can use it to text your shopping request. J, Jetblack's built-in assistant,... Read more

How to get round the Instapaper outage in Europe and read your saved articles
How to get round the Instapaper outage in Europe and read your saved articles By Rik Henderson

"Read later" bookmarking service Instapaper has been down in Europe this week as it tries to untangle the new GDPR legislation brought in by the European Union.Go to Instapaper.com and you are just faced with an apology, explaining that the site is unavailable... Read more

Google's Neighbourly app lets out-of-towners ask residents for tips
Google's Neighbourly app lets out-of-towners ask residents for tips By Maggie Tillman

Google has released a new app, and it's... different.The app, called Neighbourly, is designed for you to "get and give your neighbourhood answers". It's basically a local-focused app that'll serve as a crowdsourced guide. Residents can use the app to... Read more

Wondershare Dr Fone - Unlock: How to bypass your Samsung or LG Android phone's lock screen to restore access to your phone
Wondershare Dr Fone - Unlock: How to bypass your Samsung or LG Android phone's lock screen to restore access to your phone By Pocket-lint Promotion

Do you need to unlock your Android phone in a hurry? Dr Fone - Unlock is an essential tool for LG and Samsung phone or tablet users. It enables you to regain access to a phone even when you've forgotten the password or discovered it's been changed by... Read more